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Ranma 1/2

Review: "Ranma 1/2 Vol. 4" Can't Learn New Moves

by Chad Boninon July 22, 2015
By the fourth volume of Ranma ½, there’s a certain precedent set. The cast and crew have their techniques down pat, but any sort of growth of a martial artist involves learning new skills. Ranma Saotome and his father have been living at the Tendo Dojo for a while now, but the goal to get […]
Freezing Vibration

Review: "Freezing Vibration" Leaves the Viewer Cold

by macattackon July 10, 2015
The Freezing franchise makes itself clear what kind of show it is from the moment you look at the box art on the DVD/Blu-ray cover. It’s undoubtedly another “buxom women fighting each other” series, and the show heaps on panty shots, strategically torn clothing (possibly outdoing the infamous Ikki Tousen franchise in that department), and […]

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'Space Dandy' Script Writer Kimiko Ueno To Attend MCM Comic Con Manchester 2015

by Grant Whiteon July 8, 2015
MCM have announced that Japanese script writer Kimiko Ueno will be Anime Guest of Honour at their Manchester Comic Con 2015, due to be held 25th-26th July. Ueno has worked on a range of titles including the infamous comedy series Shin-Chan, but is possibly most famous for her work on Shinichiro Watanabe’s Space Dandy (released […]
GKids Acquires Studio Ghibli's "When Marnie Was There"

Review: "When Marnie Was There" - Is All That We See or Seem...

by slaion July 8, 2015
Alas, it was very bittersweet watching When Marnie Was There, knowing that it might be the last film Studio Ghibli will ever produce. Supposedly, Studio Ghibli is just taking a short hiatus after finishing this film, but many think it might be their last. One can only hope it’s not, since it would be a […]

Shirobako Main Cast As Industry

Review: "Shirobako" - How Anime, Friendships and Careers Are Made

by KarlOlsonon July 3, 2015
Anime and manga production as the topic of anime and manga is nothing new. However, it’s often an excuse to be meta in the context of a broader work, whether that’s members of the Genshiken sweating over a doujinshi right before before Comiket, or the titular character of Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun gradually roping all of […]
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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Anime Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 17, 2015
As has become tradition at London Comic Con, the closing Sunday played host to the Anime Industry panel. Regulars Andrew Partridge and Jeremy Graves of Anime Limited and Tony Allan of MVM were joined by MyM journalist and MCM Comic Con press officer David Axeby. MVM announced planned releases for Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Animatsu/Manga UK Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 17, 2015
Hosted by Animatsu COO Jerome Mazandarani and marketing manager Andrew Hewson, Jerome explained that the dual nature of the panel was that Manga (who he had worked for up until last year) were Animatsu’s UK distributor for titles. At the same time he still maintains Manga’s title acquisition and relationships with companies outside the UK. […]
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Review: "Spirited Away": Miyazaki's Encouragement To Children

by Neo Yion June 17, 2015
Life couldn’t get any worse for ten-year-old Chihiro. Her family is moving to a new home, meaning she had to leave her friends and old life behind. In an attempt to reach their destination faster, her parents take a detour that leads them into what they assume to be a theme park. The two unwittingly […]

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Toonzone At MCM London Comic Con May 2015 - Hidetaka Tenjin Live Drawing Session

by Grant Whiteon June 15, 2015
The panel was opened by an introduction by Anime Limited president Andrew Partridge. Tenjin (appearing as a guest on behalf of Viewster) opened the panel by beaming in English “Hello, good afternoon! I’m from Japan. Thanks for coming this session!” before wryly adding “I’m from Japan and I can’t speak English, okay?” The rest of […]
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Review: "Naruto Shippuden" Set 22 - Loose Lips Sink Shonen

by macattackon May 27, 2015
The biggest difficulty with writing this review is that it’s difficult to articulate the same points that I did in the previous boxset without using the same words. The same issues that plagued the previous set of episodes are all throughout this one, although sometimes in lesser capacity. There are obvious, heavy-handed efforts to stall and […]